Defeating Class Actions With Prudential Mootness

Law360, New York (July 19, 2012, 1:17 PM EDT) -- In previous commentary, we discussed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit’s decision in In re Aqua Dots Products Liability Litigation, 654 F.3d 748 (7th Cir. 2011). Jim Martin & Colin Wrabley, Adequacy Challenges: Standing Strong, Law360 (Feb. 27, 2012).

In that case, the Seventh Circuit held that the district court properly declined to certify the class because class representatives were not “adequate” where the defendant had implemented a product refund and replacement program providing a comparable remedy to what the putative class might...
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